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Internet bad today

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Internet bad today

Don't know if its the weather or what but my internet is very bad today.
I'm getting pages coming through malformed, sites not found, timeouts, etc.
Outlook express is having trouble connecting to newsgroup servers too.
Any ideas?
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Re: Internet bad today

Seems more or less fine here, although slightly laggy on some sites.
James
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Re: Internet bad today

Hi there,
Is this still ongoing for you after a reboot?  I've been having a look around and there weren't any LTS drops and although silver/bronze traffic did seem to take a downturn at about 12pm, it seems to be back to normal levels again.
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Re: Internet bad today

Haven't rebooted anything yet. It was like it after starting up the PC.
If it continues I'll try rebooting the PC and router.
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Re: Internet bad today

Well it was bad for an hour or two and then went back to normal. No reboots required!
Cheesy
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dabow
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Re: Internet bad today

I am getting poor speeds  also this evening, unsure whether contention is bad.
I decided to reboot the router to see if a different pipe was better.
Result was worse:  originally on -thn-ag3    speed: 1492k (usually 5500k)
                                now on "unknown gateway"  speed: 1307k.
I dont recollect being on this "unknown gateway" before, does anyone know anything about it ?
Can't  they give it a name?
David.    Location- Wrexham
dbames
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Re: Internet bad today

Usenet access seems broken...
C:\>tracert usenet.plus.net
Tracing route to plusnet.vsrv-ams.supernews.net [138.199.67.64]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  my.router [192.168.102.254]
  2    25 ms    21 ms    28 ms  lo0-plusnet.thn-ag3.plus.net [195.166.128.80]
  3    16 ms    25 ms    23 ms  vl303.thn-gw1.plus.net [84.92.3.177]
  4    27 ms    22 ms    20 ms  ge2-2.fr1.lon.llnw.net [193.203.5.68]
  5    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  6    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  7    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  8    *        *        *    Request timed out.
  9    *      58 ms    *    216-196-108-133.ams.giganews.com [216.196.108.133]
10    *        *        *    Request timed out.
11    *        *        *    Request timed out.
12    *        *        *    Request timed out.
13    22 ms    *      23 ms  plusnet.vsrv-ams.supernews.net [138.199.67.64]
Trace complete.
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Re: Internet bad today

I've had no problems this evening. It was this afternoon that was a poor for me.
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Re: Internet bad today

Here's a similar thread - http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,66367.0.html
Waiting to see what an update says.
boondoxatron
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Re: Internet bad today

Those of us who downloaded and installed today's Microsoft's update KB951748 (and are running ZoneAlarm) have found that this update makes ZoneAlarm block any access to the internet.
There are two fixes:
To get you back onto the net you can alter the ZoneAlarm settings. Open ZoneAlarm, go to Firewall, Main and reduce the Internet Zone Security to Medium. That will get you online.
A proper fix until Microsoft pull their collective finger out is as follows: Open 'Add or Remove Programs' in the Control Panel. Remember to check the box marked 'Show Updates'. Then scroll down the list until you see the MS Update KB951748.
Remove this and you can re-set your Internet Zone Security setting to maximum.
Then change your Microsoft Security update settings to 'Notify Before Update'. You should have it set to this as default anyway considering the problems that have been  associated with MS updates. If in doubt do a Google search before downloading and installing any MS updates.
You'll probably get another prompt from Microsoft asking you to re-install KB951748 but don't do it.
MS are apparently on the case but until a better security update is available beware!

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Re: Internet bad today

@boondoxatron - Its unlikely to be related TBH, as this problem was mentioned long before the patch you refer to was available for download...
dabow
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Re: Internet bad today

Thanks 'boondoxatron' for the info about update KB951748 and its effects.
It seems that it had "nobbled" my internet access,I originally overcame it by doing a System Restore to  a couple of days back.
I can now deal with it properly.
Thanks again.  Smiley